Originally born in Tehran, Iran, not only did Nazli K. Lou begin performing at a young age, but she also began learning languages like Farsi, English, and German, which see speaks fluently.
Ms. K Lou’s inspirational work as an actress coupled with her flawless grasp of the Farsi language and dialect, made her a first choice for the hit film Argo, which won three Oscars and starred international heart throb and A-list actor Ben Affleck.
In her most recent film For the Birds, Nazli K. Lou plays the starring role of Atefeh Sahaaleh, a 16-year-old girl who is publicly executed after having been accused of having an affair with a married man who raped her. Ms. K. Lou’s performance in the emotional true story, which takes place in Iran in 2004, is heart stopping.
The film, which was written and directed by Tara Atashgah, has created quite a buzz in the press since its release earlier this year.
A testament to Ms. K. Lou’s abilities as an actress, For the Birds has won a long list of awards from film festivals around the world. Some of the film’s prestigious awards include the People’s Choice Award at the Black Maria Film Festival, two awards from the Directors Guild of America, the Special Jury Award at the USA Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Award at the Sedona International Film Festival, Best International Short Film from World of Women’s Cinema, Best Short Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival and many more.
Additionally, the film has been an Official Selection at some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, including Cannes Short Film Corner and the Vancouver International Film Festival, as well as a Competition Selection at the Montreal World Film Festival, the Spokane International Film Festival, the Cinequest Film Festival, and others.
Ms. K. Lou’s innate talent for playing dramatic characters with unimaginable complexity is one quality that distinguishes her from the every-growing pool of actresses in Hollywood today.
When it comes to portraying emotional characters, K. Lou is second to none.
Her role as Kalila Amiri in the film Parts of Disease required her to embody the conflicted juxtaposition of a covert FBI agent, and the faithful wife of a religious radical. K. Lou was brilliant in the role, proving once again her capacity for playing intense characters that are both dramatic and diverse.
As an actress, Nazli K. Lou has touched the hearts of audiences around the world with her capacity for bringing the most delicate and controversial stories to life. Be sure to check out this incredible talent!